FIRST! The gorgeous Boerum Hill home goods-and-wearables emporium Layla is holding its first-ever sample sale, today through Monday November 23 in Nolita, and filling it to the brim with original prints handblocked in India. Tops, tunics and dresses will start from $60 to $104, skirts will be as low as $35, and more. 204 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor.
LAST CALL: Today’s your final chance to score Gucci watches and jewelry for up to 90% off retail as the sample sale ticks to an 8PM close. Meaning you could have all of your holiday shopping done by Friday night. Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 212-463-0200.
BEHIND THE LENS: Steve Crist’s new book “The Contact Sheet” ($39.95, Ammo Books) offers an unusual glimpse into the process behind some of the most iconic photographs of our times (taken by some of the most game-changing photographers: Chuck Close, Robert Doisneau, Nan Golding and more), unveiling rarely-seen contact sheets from the original photo sessions and fleshing these out with tidbits about the shoots. Engrossing stuff. International Center of Photography Store, 1133 Sixth Avenue; 212-857-9725.
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